In October 1941 the Wehrmacht attempted to reignite their offensive towards Moscow. This included a major thrust by Army Group North eastward from the Lake Ilmen-Lake Ladoga line, towards the town of Tikhvin. The advance began on October 16th and preempted a Russian counteroffensive form the north into the northern flank of the German forces. For four days, the Germans fought through the Russian Fourth Army lines, finally breaking through into a roadless “no-mans land”. On the 23rd, the Germans were close to the key town of Bodogosh, which if captured, would open the door for a major push to Tikhvin.
Attacker: German (Elements 12th Panzer Division & 20th Motorized Division)
Defender: Russian (Elements 288th Rifle Division)
Turns: 8.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Budogosh, Russia 1941-10-23
Squads: A:16.0 D:14.0
AFVs: A:12 PzKpfw IIIG x 4 PzKpfw IVE x 2 SPW 251/1 x 5 SPW 251/10 x 1
Guns: A:0 D:4 45mm PTP obr. 32 x 2 76.2mm P obr. 00/02P x 2